Join this unique tour that visits churches, cemeteries and tombs of famous historical persons and experience the convergence of mixed architecture in Agra. Begin your tour at Akbar’s Church which was demolished in the mid-17th and finally rebuilt in 1772. The Akbar’s Church stands as a tribute to the secular spirit of the Emperor it is named after. The original structure here was built by early Jesuits who began preaching at a time when the spirit of tolerance was its acme under Akbar, for whom a new religion would have been of immense interest given his open-mindedness to new ideas.
Head next to the Roman Catholic Cemetery and see the tomb of Col. John William Hessing who was a Dutch national and came to Ceylon as a freelance adventurer! He participated in the battle of Kandy in 1765 before serving the Nizam of Hyderabad and in 1784, entered the service of Maratha chief Mahadji Sindhia. Upon his return to Agra, he was made commandant of fort and its Maratha garrison in 1799 and finally rests in a tomb built by his children.
Another famous tomb at Sikandra is that of Emperor Akbar who chose this as a site for his mausoleum but he died before it could be completed. The work was completed by his son Jehangir in 1613 and the tomb is a combination of Muslim and Hindu architectural styles. The building of red sandstone is four storeys tall and the first three storeys are of red sandstone, while the fourth is entirely of marble. You also visit the tomb that Jahangir built after his mother Miriam Zamani’s demise.
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Le Passage to India Journeys is India’s premier Destination Management Company with a country-wide network and dedicated teams that specialise in every aspect of travel. The Company has an elaborate network of owned offices across India and strategic alliances in Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. LPTI is dedicated to ensuring that every step of the journey, down to the last detail, is taken care of – with in-depth product knowledge and range of services offered, highly trained and motivated teams, an exclusive panel of knowledgeable guides, and a Wi-Fi-equipped modern transport fleet.
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This Tour can operate with min. 2 & max. 7 of people.
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What to wear: Suitable comfortable clothing . What to bring: bring your own bottle, sunglasses and caps
Akbar's Tomb & Mariam's Tomb at Sikandra remains closed on Fridays.
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